Longtime fire chief retires

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) — The Boardman Fire Department said farewell to its assistant chief while promoting two of its own up the ranks.

Tim Drummond retired Feb. 4 as assistant chief, after 29 years with the department.

Drummond was presented Monday night with a plaque displaying his helmet, and years of service.

“I lost my job in the steel industry back in the early 80’s and I had a young family, and I was transitioning to a new career, and I thought I was going to move, and I was going to YSU. Thought I’d have to start over somewhere else, but it was very fortunate for me that I was able to have a career right here in my hometown,” said Drummond.

To fill the open spot in the department, Firefighter Robert John was promoted to the rank of Captain and Captain Brian Barber was sworn in as the new Assistant Chief.

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